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SSO with Emanuel Ax: mastery coupled with humanity

SSO with Emanuel Ax: mastery coupled with humanity

By Bernard Jacobson | The Seattle Times

When Emanuel Ax plays Brahms’ Second Piano Concerto, any participating orchestra’s principal cellist can expect to be accorded an equal place in the spotlight. It was heartwarming, at Benaroya Hall on Thursday evening, to observe the pianist’s insistent inclusion of Efe Baltacigil in his acceptance of the audience’s plaudits. Read more …

John Adams’ ‘Absolute Jest’ in San Francisco

John Adams’ ‘Absolute Jest’ in San Francisco

By Mark Swed | Los Angeles Times

When John Adams was a young composer and conductor in San Francisco in the early ’70s, he would often perform the experimental music of John Cage and other radicals, which was the hip thing to do at the time. But he has said that all that avant-garde business could leave him musically dissatisfied, and he’d go home and put on recordings of late Beethoven string quartets.
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Next Concerts

    June 2, 2017

    Kansas City, MO

    Kansas City Symphony

    MOZART Piano Concerto No.16 in D major, K.451

    Piano Concerto No. 19 in F major, K 459

    June 3, 2017

    Kansas City, MO

    Kansas City Symphony

    MOZART Piano Concerto No.16 in D major, K.451

    Piano Concerto No. 19 in F major, K 459

    June 4, 2017

    Kansas City, MO

    Kansas City Symphony

    MOZART Piano Concerto No.16 in D major, K.451

    Piano Concerto No. 19 in F major, K 459

    July 6, 2017

    Lenox, MA

    Tanglewood

    Program:
    SCHUBERT – The Shepherd on the Rock, D.965
    SCHUBERT – Auf dem Strom, D.943
    SCHUBERT – Part-songs with piano
    SCHUBERT – Lebensstürme, D.947
    SCHUBERT – Variations in B minor, D.823
    SCHUBERT – Rondo in A, D.951

    Other performers: ANNA POLONSKY (piano), PETER SERKIN (piano), WILLIAM R. HUDGINS (clarinet), JAMES SOMMERVILLE (horn), TANGLEWOOD MUSIC CENTER VOCAL FELLOWS (vocals)

     

    July 22, 2017

    Lenox, MA

    Tanglewood

    Program:
    BRITTEN – Sinfonia da Requiem (21 min) Download Program Notes
    Thomas ADÈS – …but all shall be well
    BEETHOVEN – Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor (42 min)

    Other performers: THOMAS ADES (conductor)

    August 3, 2017

    Lenox, MA

    Tanglewood

    Program:
    SCHUBERT – Der König in Thule, D.367
    SCHUBERT – Gretchen am Spinnrade, D.118
    SCHUBERT – Schäfers Klagelied, D.121
    SCHUBERT – Rastlose Liebe, D.138
    SCHUBERT – Sonatina No. 3 in G minor for violin and piano, D.408
    Colin JACOBSEN – New Work for mezzo-soprano and piano trio (world premiere)
    SCHUBERT – Piano Trio No. 1 in B-flat, D.898 (Op. 99)

    Other performers: COLIN JACOBSEN (violin), YO-YO MA (cello), JAMIE BARTON (mezzo-soprano)

    August 17, 2017

    Lenox, MA

    Tanglewood

    Program:
    SCHUBERT – Sonatina No. 2 in A minor for violin and piano, D.385
    SCHUBERT – Arpeggione Sonata for cello and piano, D.821
    SCHUBERT – Piano Trio No. 2 in E-flat, D.929 (Op. 100)

    Other performers: PAMELA FRANK (violin), YO-YO MA (cello)

    August 23, 2017

    Lenox, MA

    Tanglewood

    Program:
    SCHUBERT – Impromptus, D.935
    Samuel ADAMS – Impromptus (2016)
    SCHUBERT – Schwanengesang, D.957

    Other performers: SIMON KEENLYSIDE (baritone)

NY Philharmonic

Artist-in-Residence: Emanuel Ax 2012/13.
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